... covering the padded petals of the flowers with tiny pieces of gild check purl.
I thought I would try something a bit different, so at the 'fatter parts' I added tiny seed beads between in purls. It might be a bit hard to see - oh how I wish it was easier to photograph this 'shiny stuff'
To finish the flower, I stitched the tiniest palliettes down with fine red silk....
... and neatened the edge of the leaves. And viola...
... It is finished!!
Now all I have to do is:
... lace it and frame it...
... name it (any suggestions??)...
... write it the instructions ...
... and kit it - ready for the shop and classes.
Have a happy, stitchy weekend,
If you want to re-visit the progress of this project you can check the previous posts here:
1) New Goldwork project
2) Attaching gold kid leather
3) Pearl purl
4) Couched leaves